Children spend a part of each day doing independent work. Much of the learning is hands on: children experiment, learning math and science with objects and experiments.
Children teach each other
Children of multiple ages share a class together. Teachers have children in their class for several years, and form strong relationships with them.
Open and spacious classroom spaces
Large classrooms offer many spaces for exploration.
The Montessori approach pioneered the idea of child-sized furniture. Everything in a Montessori classroom is designed so children can access it.